Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique Watch Hands-On
The Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique is a moderate, programmed mechanical watch from the Swiss folding knife brand. Wenger and Victorinox Swiss Army were once matches until the last bought the previous. Wenger currently exists as a somewhat more reasonable option in contrast to Victorinox Swiss Army items. Without a doubt, there is some disarray, as the two of them produce watches and pocket knives –and in certain occasions their items may be mistaken for each other. At Baselworld 2018 Wenger appeared what I accept is their first current mechanical watch with the Attitude Heritage Automatique estimated around $400 USD. It additionally commends the 125th commemoration of the Wenger brand.
There is some significant setting to talk about corresponding to exhibiting this moderate “Swiss Made” mechanical watch. It exists completely inside the time of bigger more settled watch brands attempting to compete with a large group of relative newcomers offering a scope of items straightforwardly to purchasers, at costs which a significant number of the customary watchmakers have either disregarded or totally deserted. Shoppers have been prepared that “luxury pricing” doesn’t consistently get you a decent incentive, so requests and assumptions are evolving. I would say that in any event 30 brands I visited in the most recent year are zeroing in on promoting quite good items at costs truly low or unfathomable at those brands. Obviously, it relies upon the company, however we are generally discussing all around made watches valued at about $3,000 and under.
Victorinox Swiss Army has a lot of pleasantly valued mechanical watches however I don’t consider any them are evaluated very as low as the Wenger “Attitude” (as I will call it for short). Indeed, even at an unassuming value this is as yet a truly skilled instrument watch with an attractive traditionalist style. It is likewise one of the uncommon, truly decipherable light-hued dial sport watches out there. It likewise turns out to be important for a restricted release so there is some restrictiveness incorporated into it. In the event that you are on the lookout for an every day wear “field-style” sports watch, at that point I recommend you investigating this new contribution from Wenger.
The Attitude Heritage Automatique has a treated steel case, which is 42mm wide and given a pleasant difference getting done with both cleaned and brushed surfaces. The case is water-impervious to 100m and is finished off with a sapphire precious stone (not common for Wenger watches). As should be obvious, Wenger offers the Attitude with either an earthy colored cowhide tie or a coordinating five-connect style steel arm band. At the cost the general case completing and quality is superior to a great deal of different items accessible at this segment.
Those who appreciate great readability will value the dial of the Attitude. Truth be told, despite the fact that I see great incentive in a calm looking games watch, I’m actually attempting to figure out where this “attitude” is that the brand continues to guarantee in the name. Maybe “sober and practical” is the specific attitude that this Wenger watch is really attempting to evoke.
The grayish dial has a cream tone to it and is set apart by huge dark shaded Arabic hour numerals matched with green Super-LumiNova components. The inclined spine ring has brief marker track and helps keep the whole dial feeling both more profound and less jumbled. The hands are compelling just as appealing, as I would like to think, and the dial likewise has a window for the date at 3 o’clock. Wenger isn’t driving into new plan an area with the Attitude Heritage’s dial, however it is offering an exceptionally successful and moderate look that will work well for the wearer for quite a long time and in an assortment of situations.
For the development Wenger decided on an undecorated Swiss ETA 2824-2 programmed, which works at 4Hz (28,800 bph) with around two days of force save. Most other programmed watches at this value point have non-Swiss developments, for example, those from Japan. Nothing amiss with those, obviously, yet interest for Swiss developments keeps on leftover higher than Japanese developments. While Wenger isn’t alone in contribution Swiss mechanical developments at this low value point, there isn’t a ton of competition with this gathering of parts. More modest, more up to date marks basically don’t have the buying and assembling capacities of a brand like Wenger/Victorinox Swiss Army. You can see the development through the window on the back of the watch.
Wenger will create only 1,393 pieces in this restricted version assortment of Attitude Heritage Automatique watches. It isn’t clear if that number is for both the references 01.1546.101 and 01.1546.102 or if the number is part between them. Cost for these alluring and simple to possess Wenger Attitude Heritage Automatique watches is $425 USD on the cowhide lash and $450 USD on the steel arm band. wenger.ch